Recently, FBI special agent Todd Mayberry spoke (Detroit Press) to the Detroit Jewish Community Center about Iran, Hezbollah and other issues of concern which included telling the audience that the number of Michigan IP addresses on radcial websites is staggering and that the number such sites is in the thousands:
I suspect, that in any given Muslim community across the U.S., there are probably sufficent numbers of IP addresses visiting these troubling websites and I'm glad the FBI is montoring them.
"...The second threat to the Jewish community is the "new self-radicalization" of individuals who became terrorists though the Internet by visiting jihad websites and chat rooms, Mayberry said. "This has been a real problem."
One challenge is being able to keep track of so many potentially radical websites and differentiating what might be a legitimate threat from harmless talk. Estimating there are thousands websites that could have extremist activity, he said:
"If I gave you the number of Michigan IP addresses that are on some of these sites, it's staggering," Mayberry said.
Asked by a member of the Jewish Community Council of Metro Detroit about possible Hizballah support in Muslim-American communities, Mayberry said: "There are (some) people who see Hizballah as freedom fighters and as charitable.
But at the FBI and other federal agencies, he said: "Our position remains the same... they're terrorists."
"If you give them (Hizballah) money, and I can show that you're giving them money, you're going to jail," Mayberry said..."